Convicted Child Rapist Appears in Court On Additional Charges

WOBURN, MA (WBZ-AM) -- Convicted child rapist Wayne Chapman was back in Middlesex Superior Court Wednesday continuing his arraignment on charges that include open and gross lewdness for incidents at MCI Shirley in June. 

Judge Lawrence Pierce ruled against a prosecution request to hold a dangerousness hearing for Wayne Chapman given that the charges he faces in this case are about more morality and not a danger to others.

“The opening gross statues by its nature is not directed at the prevention of physical injury to another . Its intent is to prevent shock and alarm which are in fact elements of the offense of open and gross,” Pierce said in court.

Instead Chapman was ordered held on these charges on $25,000 dollars bail.

For now though Chapman remains under a civil commitment for convictions on child rape Chapman's attorney tells WBZ NewsRadio1030 that they'll consider revisiting this bail issue if and when he's released from his civil commitment. For now,  they consider this a bit of a victory for them as they were able to avoid a dangerousness hearing on these charges.

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Ben Parker (@radiobenparker) Reports.  

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